Design News

Keep up with the latest events in the world of design and architecture. Whether it be the opening of a new museum, a design conference, or the fate of a treasured building, you’ll hear about it here.

Dwell 24: Quincy Ellis
Dwell 24: Quincy Ellis
Quincy Ellis, 31, had spent years fabricating art for talents such as Fernando Mastrangelo when he came to a realization: "I didn't think there was enough being done with...
 - 3 months ago
Dwell 24: Hanna Anonen
Dwell 24: Hanna Anonen
Since graduating in 2013 with a master's from Aalto University in applied art and design, Hanna Anonen, 29, has worked with Arabia, Iittala, and Hakola, as well as with Helsinki...
 - 3 months ago
Dwell 24: Mei-Lan Tan and Victor Lefebvre
Dwell 24: Mei-Lan Tan and Victor Lefebvre
Although UMÉ Studio is based in California, the story of its founders, Mei-Lan Tan, 28, and Victor Lefebvre, 32, is international in scope.
 - 3 months ago
Meet the Dwell 24: Two Dozen Up-and-Coming Designers to Watch in 2018
Meet the Dwell 24: Two Dozen Up-and-Coming Designers to Watch in 2018
Drawing from countless submissions, innumerable visits to fairs and galleries, and—yes—Instagram, we bring together two dozen of the most promising creatives and duos, 35 and...
 - 3 months ago
Rent This Reimagined Airstream For Your Next Shindig
Rent This Reimagined Airstream For Your Next Shindig
After a complete renovation, a vintage airstream is reborn into an eclectic event rental space.
 - 3 months ago
Memphis Is Back: A New Pop-Up and Exhibit Storms Into Seattle
Memphis Is Back: A New Pop-Up and Exhibit Storms Into Seattle
Memphis Milano at Nordstrom's flagship store revives the bold, postmodern design movement of the '80s with a curated exhibition and gift shop.
 - 4 months ago
See How Artisans in the Italian Alps Make This High-Design Concrete Lamp
See How Artisans in the Italian Alps Make This High-Design Concrete Lamp
A daunting lighting design pushes a seasoned Italian craftsman to rethink the limits of concrete.
 - 4 months ago
Allied Maker Turns a Dentist's Office Into a Luminous Showroom
Allied Maker Turns a Dentist's Office Into a Luminous Showroom
Ryden and Lanette Rizzo, the couple behind lighting design and manufacturing studio Allied Maker, showcase their love for materials in a new Tribeca space.
 - 4 months ago
DublDom Prefab Homes Can Be Built in One Day
DublDom Prefab Homes Can Be Built in One Day
With five designs ranging from a modern cabin to a five-bedroom dwelling, Russian prefab company DublDom now accepts pre-orders in the U.S.
 - 4 months ago
Take a Peek at How IKEA Is Celebrating its 75th Birthday
Take a Peek at How IKEA Is Celebrating its 75th Birthday
After 75 years of iconic design, the Swedish furniture megastore is paying homage to the past by relaunching a tight selection of hand-picked favorites.
 - 4 months ago
Q&A: Architect Tom Kundig Gives Us His Take on Building the Maxon House
Q&A: Architect Tom Kundig Gives Us His Take on Building the Maxon House
Architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects speaks to his client Lou Maxon about their decade-plus journey in building a modern home in Washington.
 - 7 years ago
Airbnb Cancels the Great Wall of China Contest
Airbnb Cancels the Great Wall of China Contest
The Beijing Yanqing Cultural Commission puts a halt to Airbnb's plans to host guests in an ancient watchtower on the Great Wall of China.
 - 4 months ago
Rural Studio’s 20K Homes Reveal the Systemic Problems Behind Affordable Housing
Rural Studio’s 20K Homes Reveal the Systemic Problems Behind Affordable Housing
In rural Western Alabama, a student-led program evolves from building $20,000 homes to creating a blueprint for sustainable, affordable housing.
 - 4 months ago
10 Incredible Interior Designers to Follow on Instagram Right Now
10 Incredible Interior Designers to Follow on Instagram Right Now
Whether you’re into ultra-minimalist clean lines or all about bold, boho flair, these interior designers are bound to trigger a hankering for a home refresh.
 - 4 months ago
This Sleek Prefab Can be Built in Just Six Weeks For Under $22K
This Sleek Prefab Can be Built in Just Six Weeks For Under $22K
Formed from the idea that extra space to call your own shouldn't be a hassle to obtain, this tiny prefab can be placed anywhere you desire.
 - 4 months ago
Tune In to Dwell’s First-Ever Podcast: Raw Materials 3 Ways
Tune In to Dwell’s First-Ever Podcast: Raw Materials 3 Ways
RM-3 Episode One shines a light on zinc, the hardworking, versatile metal that always has your back.
 - 5 months ago
This Svelte Tiny Home Is Being Auctioned For Charity
This Svelte Tiny Home Is Being Auctioned For Charity
RE/MAX and Henry Ford College in Michigan are taking bids on this student-designed home from July 26-28, with all proceeds benefitting children's hospitals.
 - 5 months ago
Get Some Shut-Eye at Casper’s Dreamy Nap Lounge in NYC
Get Some Shut-Eye at Casper’s Dreamy Nap Lounge in NYC
For $25, you can curl up in the plush pods available at The Dreamery, a new “nap bar” in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.
 - 5 months ago
Q&A: Naoto Fukasawa Talks Muji, Minimalism, and Jasper Morrison
Q&A: Naoto Fukasawa Talks Muji, Minimalism, and Jasper Morrison
We sat down with the veteran Japanese product designer.
 - 5 months ago
A 1940s Beach Home Is Restored Into a Gorgeous Clubhouse in L.A.
A 1940s Beach Home Is Restored Into a Gorgeous Clubhouse in L.A.
Sited in a historic Venice Beach Craftsman, Habitas is a new exclusive clubhouse that marries the past with the present.
 - 5 months ago
Design Students Build Seven Modern Sheds in Rural Vermont
Design Students Build Seven Modern Sheds in Rural Vermont
A chicken coop, a mobile sauna, and a sugar shack are just a few of the "rural interventions" built by architecture students in Norwich, Vermont, as part of a week-long...
 - 5 months ago
5 Ways to Master Your Domain with One Smart Home System
5 Ways to Master Your Domain with One Smart Home System
A prominent designer “tech-talks” about using Control4 to orchestrate smart home devices and emphasizes the importance of future-proofing our homes.
 - 5 months ago
Here’s How a Family Business in Brooklyn Handcrafts Top-Notch Headphones
Here’s How a Family Business in Brooklyn Handcrafts Top-Notch Headphones
In a world awash with cheap electronics, Grado Labs in Sunset Park is in its seventh decade of building headphones largely by hand.
 - 6 months ago
Get a Sneak Peek at the Cover of the July/August Issue
Get a Sneak Peek at the Cover of the July/August Issue
And learn about our first-ever podcast series.
 - 6 months ago
Barbara Hill Shares Why She Has Heaps of Postcards From Famous Artists Like Sol LeWitt
Barbara Hill Shares Why She Has Heaps of Postcards From Famous Artists Like Sol LeWitt
The minimalist interior designer’s archives reveal some incredible interlocutors.
 - 6 months ago
Reimagining a Connected Kitchen For a New Generation of Homeowners
Reimagining a Connected Kitchen For a New Generation of Homeowners
With Millennials demanding smart tech-equipped homes, Samsung’s Chef Collection and Family Hub create a new kind of experience that goes beyond cooking and brings the kitchen to...
 - 6 months ago
Chef Ludo Lefebvre Lights Up the Grill For the Perfect Summertime Spread
Chef Ludo Lefebvre Lights Up the Grill For the Perfect Summertime Spread
Equipped with the equally powerful and sleek DCS Series 9 Grill from Fisher & Paykel, Chef Ludo shares delicious recipes and some tips and tricks for grilling up a seasonal feast.
 - 6 months ago
Q&A: Bay Area Architect Ryan Leidner Shares His Morning Ritual
Q&A: Bay Area Architect Ryan Leidner Shares His Morning Ritual
Step into the morning ritual of Bay Area architect Ryan Leidner.
 - 6 months ago
Q&A: Trailblazing Detroit Designer Ruth Adler Schnee
Q&A: Trailblazing Detroit Designer Ruth Adler Schnee
Still working at 95, Ruth Adler Schnee reflects on the important names she’s known—Wright, Klee, Eames, Calder—and the equally important career she’s led.
 - 6 months ago
The Swiss Pavilion Takes You on a Mind-Bending House Tour Unlike Any Other
The Swiss Pavilion Takes You on a Mind-Bending House Tour Unlike Any Other
Svizzera 240: House Tour at the Venice Biennale invites visitors to enter an Alice in Wonderland-like environment where different scales force you to reconsider contemporary...
 - 6 months ago